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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
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April 8–10, 2021
North Carolina State University|Raleigh Marriott City Center
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Baranwal reviews virtual STEM lessons for U.S. tribal communities
In a blog post to the Department of Energy’s website on November 23, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, commended recent virtual lesson projects from the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group to increase STEM opportunities for Native American tribes.
The spotlighted lesson discussed in the article focused on a 3D-printed clip that turns a smartphone or tablet into a microscope with the ability to magnify items by 100 times. The Office of Nuclear Energy shipped nearly 1,000 of these microscope clips to students across the country, many of them going to U.S. tribal communities.
José N. Reyes, Jr.
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 8 | August-September 2020 | Pages 620-632
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1721236
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
As part of its design certification effort, NuScale Power has completed a series of low mass flux [<1000 kg/(m2‧s)] critical heat flux (CHF) tests for a wide range of pressures at Stern Laboratories in Canada. Earlier studies have demonstrated that under annular flow conditions, disturbance waves with circulating vortices traverse the rod surface. The disturbance wave slides over and significantly influences energy transport in the co-current vapor-liquid sublayer at the heater interface. This paper describes the mechanisms leading to the onset of CHF in a vertical rod bundle experiencing annular mist flow conditions. The paper presents a new CHF model that implements a local disturbance wave velocity. A comparison of the model to the U1 CHF data set from Stern Laboratories shows excellent agreement over the full range of annular mist flows, pressures, and subcooled conditions for the specific spacer grids implemented in the study.